Alexander J. Mercer was... not like everyone else. He's emotionless, doesn't talk a lot, & is incredibly smart, which got him to work at a genetic research company called Gentek. Of course, nobody can really trust him because of being a sociopath! Living in a foster care & having a mom that got out of prison can do that to you. The only person he truly cares about is his sister, Dana. In Gentek, he became the head researcher of the Blacklight project, but due to their dark past of making dangerous viruses, Blackwatch, a military made to deal with virus outbreaks by nuking cities, which is incredibly stupid & dangerous, wanted to end the project before things gets worse. And it did because Alex made the insane idea of causing a virus outbreak with the Blacklight Virus in New York & died in the process. For a head researcher, he's a TOTAL MORON! WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE! NNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Sorry. In "How Powerful", I will analyze a character to show off their best feats of strength, speed, durability, skill, etc. as long as if it's canon & don't contradict that character & I'll be explaining it like DEATH BATTLE! would. So don't expect every feat or p&a(powers & arsenal) to be explained. I'm Steven & I'm going to show you how powerful Alex Mercer is!
Full Name: Alexander J. Mercer
Aliases: Prototype, Zeus
Height: 5'9'' | 175.26 cm
Weight: 171 lbs | 78 kg
Birthday: July 16, 1979
Brother to Dana Mercer
Head Researcher of Gentek's Blacklight Project
Caused the Blacklight Virus outbreak... twice
For some reason, Alex came back to life, but not in a way he expected. Alex lost most of his memories & gained some crazy powers. He began trying to find out what's going on & to get his memories back. And to do that, he literally consumes people, which gives them their memories, can change his appearance, & gain biomass, which is a biological matter that literally makes up a living organism & use it to heal from simple cuts to healing your entire body with enough biomass & he can do a lot with it.
Powers & Abilities:
Can spread his virus & cause an outbreak
Alex gained superhuman prowess, enhanced visions, can glide, & the best ability of all; shapeshifting. Alex can create claws, blades, armor, shield, tendrils, all that jazz. He can increase his already crazy strength with hammerfists & musclemass. And if you want to whip an enemy with a punch, Alex can do that with his whipfist. He also can use abilties called Devastators, which uses up all of Alex's power to explode tendrils out of him to creating huge spikes that kill everything. With these powers, Alex gained back his memories, stopped Blackwatch from nuking Manhattan, & saved the world. And causing ANOTHER OUTBREAK?! DANG IT, ALEX! Can you not make thing much worse for everyone? CAN'T YOU?! *Grunts* Besides all of that, good luck with him. You stand no chance against him.
Alex is so fast that he can outpace Greene's shockwaves, which can go up to Mach 1 or 767 mph. He's strong to bullet dive through reinforced buildings called Hives & not only can he lift 50 ton tanks, he can tear them apart like they were toys. But, he is most known for his insane durability. While saving Manhattan from a bomb, Alex took it to the ocean & while escaping, he tanked the blast of it & regenerated his whole body back with a bird. The reporter stated that the bomb was 5 times more powerful than the Hiroshima bomb, making it about 75,000 tons of tnt.
Bullet dived through Hives
Outpaced Greene's shockwaves
Survived a 75 kiloton explosion
Regenerated his whole body back using a bird for Biomass
Lifted & destroyed 50 ton tanks
Unleashed a 2nd Blacklight Virus outbreak
Defeated Cross, Elizabeth Greene, Supreme Hunter
Turns out that Alex is basically unkillable. Or is he? Without biomass, he can't use his powers or heal himself & he always uses it all up into battle. This great weakness even lead to his death. About time. The world's better without Alex Mercer. That & he has a temper, but is that really a weakness to a monster like him. Even in death, Alex is a threat to humanity & shows no "mercer".
"Cole VS Alex should happen!"
"Cole MacGrath is the perfect opponent for Alex Mercer!"
"Alex should face-"
WHY ARE YOU PEOPLE ASKING FOR THAT?" THIS MATCH-UP IS TERRIBLE! Venom should face Alex Mercer! These sociopathic, shapeshifting monsters who lost everything & want revenge on the world were made to be in a fight to the death. Yes, Venom fought Bane(Who should come back & face Luke Cage), but this looked like a better idea.
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